Kelly Thoma was born in Piraeus (1978). Since 1995, she has been studying the Lyra with Ross Daly and three years later started travelling with him and his group, “Labyrinth”. She has taken part in many projects with musicians from various different traditions from other countries.
Being a member of “Labyrinth” and Labyrinth Musical Workshop she has had the chance to meet and play with many important musicians such as the Trio Chemirani, Omer Erdogdular, Derya Turkan, Zohar Fresco, Efren Lopez, Pedram Khavar Zamini, Dhruba Ghosh, Ballake Sissoko, Erdal Erzincan, Mehmet Erenler, Yurdal Tokcan, Mayu Shviro, Ustad Mohammed Rahim Khushnawaz and many more. She participates in many of Ross Daly’s projects : Ross Daly Quartet, Seyir, Iris, White Dragon (…) as well as in Tokso Folk String Quartet, (with Anne Hytta, Eleonore Billy and Sigrun Eng) and has performed in Carnegie Hall, Theatre de la Ville, Queen Elizabeth Hall, San Francisco WMF, Rainforest WMF, Womadelaide, Rudolstadt and many important venues and festivals around the world.
She has released three albums of her own compositions Anamkhara (2009), 7Fish (2014) and “As Τhe Winds Die Down” (2018).
She has graduated from the English Literature department of the Athens University as well as from the”Rallou Manou” Dance School.